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the payroll tax cut will cut into consumer discretionary spending down the line. apples ipads and iphones sold a lot but the profit margin was slim. is this a company story where the company is in trouble after the great steve jobs has passed snarp. >> it feels that way, larry. we've got this darling-to-dog story we've seen so often notice tech space. we have a gadget company in the tech space that's struggling with margins on its gadgets and a lot of the worst fears that they would face other gadgets from other kinds of companies seem to be coming to pass, but the service tech companies like google and netflix, they're all of a sudden out there increasing share. >> knock the cover off the ball. >> knock the cover on. and as long as you have a razor blade story and not a razor story, i think that's the difference peer. >> dave goldman, am i wrong? sometimes ji am very wrong. does this forecast a stronger american economy, even a moderately stronger economy? >> absolutely not. i was a raging bull in 2012. i'm neutral on it. the s&p is trading tick for tick with liquidity measures, such as infla
majority leader eric cantor is there and says the to leaders tax eswill not sigo up. you're watching cnbc, first in business worldwide. >>> we have had a busy, a barrage of earnings. we've had microsoft and at&t and starbucks, all posting their latest quarterly results minutes ago right here on the show. let's get a roundup now that we've had time to digest and read through all the earnings action. rights, bertha? give it to us. >> reporter: not full digestion but a tummy still full looking at the numbers. fiscal second quarter for microsoft beats by a penny. street looking for 75 cents. refnous more or less in line. actually had missed on both the top and bottom line last quarter. take a look at the reaction of the stock. we've got microsoft here. there we go. it's still down, however. sold 60 million windows 8 loy senses. no details on the surface sales. that's something else people may ask on the license call. at&t, strong on the bottom line, and actually missed on both the earnings for the same quarter last year. they said they saw smartphone fans, activated 18.6 iphones and 26% were
, requiring congress to not spend more than it makes, than it takes in in taxes. if you call taxation making money, but it can't spend more than it takes in. any traction on that? >> yeah. this is an idea, an old idea, whose time has timely come, and, you know, as polls show about 75% of all americans support this idea, most of the state legislatures operate the same way, and we need to do this because we need permanent structural spending reform so that we don't find ourselves back in the same position every six to 18 months in raising the debt limit. >> limit spending to 18% of the gross national product, 18%. right now, it's a rate of 23%. we're looking at some of the other things that you would do. you want a historical average of total federal receipts so congress is only run a deficit, increase taxes, or increase debt if agreed upon by a two-thirds vote. i like how it sounds, but it doesn't sound like you can get other politicians to agree to it? >> rome was not build in a day. it's in the a sell yet, but we have support in the senate for the idea of a balanced budget amendment. the la
the exporters going down and then the wild card here is what is the government going to do with taxes, how does that affect business and consumer spending. so we're on that road, but the road is-- it needs a lot of pavement, stuart. hopefully our government will do the right thing by us. >> hopefully. >> stay there for a second, carol, i want your opinion on another news item. and we broke the story yesterday, union membership, it's way down. i've got some numbers for you, in all, 400,000 workers, less left the labor movement, gone, 400,000, the state of wisconsin lost 46,000, 13%. indiana, where a law passed last year that doesn't require workers to pay a union fee, still allows them to benefit from collective bargaining, that lost more than 56,000 union members in that state. down 18%. most of the municipal workers, by the way. and these are the lowest union levels since 1916, i believe. carol, it occurs to me that unions have a lot of political power at the moment, but they're sharply declining membership. >> they do. and you know, it's funny, i am he' the daughter of a union electrician so
. did raising taxes work for california? we know it didn't work for phil mickelson. >> we hope he doesn't move away because we need him in his state of the state speech, governor quotes genesis seven years of fat followed by seven years of lean. he says the fat is back. and up next, what he plans to do about it. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ male announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go national. go like a pro. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 when the spx crossed
beverages. liz: boy, we have a president who was reelected, we've got all kinds of tax changes, the payroll tax cut has been eliminated. we got through one part of the fiscal cliff, now we're looking at the debt ceiling. which one of those, to you as a business leader, matters the most, affects business the most? >> i think, um, what matters the most is providing clarity. clarity to business, clarity to the country at large. and that's what people want. every time there's a survey, you see that they want clarity. and that's why i think it is so important to have a solution. liz: well, now you know you have clarity on the fact that people have the payroll tax back into their paychecks. >> sure. liz: are you seeing any effect on that where people have less money in their pockets, and maybe they're not buying coca-cola as much? >> well, i think generally speaking we still see great opportunities in the united states for our business in the coming decade and continuing on from there. we haven't seen an impact yet. it's too early to tell. liz: okay. >> but i would say this, um, i would say if we
of costa rica tells liz the key to business is favorable taxes. go figure. plus the governor the of the bank of israel on keeping his economy strong and safe in a very volatile region. david: microsoft is out. the numbers are out. adam shapiro, how do they look? >> well it's a beat on earnings, david, but a miss on revenue. earnings, 81 cents per share. the street was expecting 75 cents. revenue 21.46 billion. the street was expecting 21.53 billion. jumping in real quick on the press release they're talking about it, in the last quarter, in the server and tools business, saw increase 8.5 billion. the previouser, server and tools business reported 9.1 billion of revenue. 9% increase from the prior period year-over-year. we'll jump in to see how windows 8 is performing but they're missing on revenue. sandra: we'll keep watching the stock here in after-hours trading. looks like it is getting a little bit of a boost in after-hours trading so we'll keep looking at those numbers. keep in mind the revenues numbers fell short but the earnings per share did beat. it is a decent beat.
, saving money on your taxes and boosting your retirement security. here's finra's gerri walsh. >> with washington roiling from one crisis to another, many americans feel uncertain about the impact of changing tax rates and how to achieve retirement security in a fragile economy. but, especially at times like this, workers should focus on what they can control. no matter your tax rate, contributing to a 401(k) can help you save money on taxes and boost your retirement security. your contributions to a traditional plan are not included in your taxable income, and earnings on roth contributions are tax-free. the good news for savers is that in 2013 401(k) limits go up to $17,500, and employees aged 50 or over can contribute an additional $5,500. but, at the end of 2011, the average account balance in 401(k)s nationwide was just under $60,000. if you're not sure you're doing all you can to lower your taxable wages and secure your retirement, finras new 401(k) save the max calculator can help you do the math to find out. i'm gerri walsh. >> tom: join us tomorrow on twitter for a tw
of potentially getting out of the eurozone. today, he took a different tactic. we talked about not raising tax rates, but as corporations around the world both affecting issues in the uk and elsewhere are becoming a real issue. i want you to take a look at this piece. >> individuals and bess must pay their fair var. and businesses who think they can carry on, they can keep selling to the uk, and selling uk tax arrangements are for you to wake up and sell the company. >> that comment, by the way, about coffee is actually about starbucks which has created some problems because they've been avoiding taxes in the uk. but take a look at this quote right here. david cameron not making friends. labor mp dennis skinner says it was gruesome for the prime minister to be heading out of austerity-riddled britain to wine and dine at davos with 50 top bankser who helped create the economic crash several hundred tax avoiding milliona e millionaires. >> a lot of people talk today about a report. there was a report earlier this morning that mr. oh lund discovered averting. in total, the report was said to be
for california after convincing voters to pass the tax initiative and erase billions from the budget deficit with help from a democratic supermajority elected to the legislature but republicans will pay close attention. >> i hope he talks how we build up jobs. he has been quiet on that. he certainly has taxed the high income earners again but what about getting the rest of us employed. >> the governor's speech from the chambers is expected to last half an hour. abc7 will carry the governor's state of the state address live from the state capital at 9:00 this morning and it will stream live on abc7news.com. >> later this morning, secretary of defense panetta will formally lit the ban on women serving in combat in the military. some men are concerned about the policy change. >> the u.s. military is about do become fully integrityied. panetta will announce an end to the ban on women serving in combat. >> they have proven time and time again. they will get the recognition that key. >> the move overturns a 1994 rule restricting women from being assigned to the front lines and elite combat divisio
you have to say? stuart: we also agree on taxes. >> we should have a free enterprise, free market system. stuart: why are you such a supporter of the most leftist president in american history? >> it is not just a chief financial officer, it is a leader of our nation. he has no peers when it comes to any other candidate on the republican side or any other republican sitting in the senate. we are out of time. connell: good morning, everyone. i am connell mcshane. dagen: i am dagen mcdowell. things are looking up on the jobs front. connell: monica crowley. dagen: dreamliner, the troubles have not gone away for boeing. michael dell has ordered one of them. connell: then there is jamie dimon and john chambers. you will be hearing from both of them in this hour. liz claman at the world economic forum. cheryl: stocks now and every 15 minutes. apple. nicole: i will show you apple in a moment. the dow, the s&p are doing quite well. five-year highs. highs that we have not seen since 2007. the tech heavy nasdaq, apple weighing on the nasdaq. are we almost at 14,000? we cannot believe it. wh
and wondered whether there was selling for tax reasons and things of that nature and the people i have spoken to this morning, who do manage money, say the same. all right. let's watch it today. let it weed out and then perhaps revisit it in a few days. >> a couple of dividend. you talked about how that could help, maybe they actually go in and do a buy back of monstrous proportions. >> that could be around the corner. their next meeting, board meeting, is february, when they initiated the dividend f that's catalyst that's a catalyst. isn't it sad to think this was once the go go growth company and now looking the a possible dividend or buy back as the next catalyst for the shares? my how things have changed. >> that requires a management that thinks there's something wrong with the stock. requires a management to hit the stock, maybe they are, maybe they are not. >> buy back or a dividend, acknowledgments? >> so clear the stock was blowing up during the conference call. very clear, but the company was talking about good product, good product. >> companies don't want to acknowledge they are n
about people having a disposable income now. they are paying higher taxes, they are seeing a smaller payroll check. neil: that apple could have charged a premium for their products because they are cool. >> they could easily lose their cool. is it still taught everything to say that i have the iphone? not exactly. samsung has the cool power right now. a lot of competitors are coming out with very cool phones. if you are the tech guy, you are leading the way. you are looking for the newest and best and brightest thing that is out there and apple hasn't given us anything. neil: we are talking about a lot of advanced products. the new big thing is somethingnw that i may not hear about. >> well, i think the what wenize have to recognize about apple -a i'm not talking about apple tv. i'm talking about the version four. the one where they actually -- let's just work this out for a second. [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> there is a point in time when you were going to watchady everything, you know, on the internet ready phones. kille tv is a step in that direction. tn
nonsense because it involves raising taxes. i think you have to do bovment i think you have to have more revenue and you have to cut back spending. >> susie: let's say congress doesn't do that. what happens next? explain to people what happens next. >> i think the real risk is that we come to a showdown in march when the current stopgap budget ends and we face the government shutdown. people will lose services. people will lose jobs. and there will be a fiscal contraction, on top of the ones that we've already put in place. and that's not great for the economy, for sure. >> you know, and this whole conversation about a budget and the deficit and all of that. it's all about raising taxes and cutting spending. and there's no discuss about growth. and that is what americans really want. growth and jobs. what do we have to do to get growth? >> well, the badh6+suz there, susie s that while higher growth is by far the best remedy, it's very hard to put if into effect. in a sizable way. you need more investment in human beings, that's education and so on. you need more investment in physical pl
of the certainty that comes from putting a presidential election and a tax fight behind us. plus, the warring political parties seem to have -- it does seem like a truce at hand deferring a ridiculous and harmful government shutdown. throwing a huge turn in china that converts believers every day along with stabilization of europe and multinational companies have at last powered higher. all that good news in the jobs it creates are causing a radical revision in what we're willing to pay for future earnings. that's right, the price to earnings multiple, the ratio of how much we'll pay for the profits companies are going to have down the road is headed north and therefore so are the stock prices. we're willing to pay up because of the prospect that things are, indeed better. let me show you what i mean. let's take the transports. they've been scorching, scorching despite the index being home, beating down trucking companies, worldwide freight plays, and the railroads -- which were just annihilated by an historic decline in the most important cargo, coal. what's happening now if the economy's ge
per month. >> at least one per day. it's outrageous, us as tax paying citizens should not have to accept. >> these are the low level crimes that the police do not focus on. and exactly the types of crimes he will want police to crack down on when he begins a contract next month advising the department. in other cities, he has worked under the broken window theory. that says, if less serious crimes are not dealt with the overall crime rate will go up. at a city council meeting that ended after 2:00 in the morning the council voted 7-1 to approve a 250,000 contract to hire him. his opponents seem more concerned with the support of a stop and frisk policy. they feel it will lead to racial profiling. >> you are bringing in somebody very controversial. it's going to be an up hill battle. >> late this afternoon, the council's decision was defended to bring him on board. >> he is neither the devil, nor a savior, he is part of a team. >> this plan is not about him, it's about policy partnership. >> and the police chief went on to say that he will not be attending community meetings as
of opportunities. but both of those are outside the u.s. so we're assuming that the tax laws are not going to change. we're basically going to put our money to work in places like canada, the uk, israel, russia and asia where they're going to get a return and where we want it. >> that is a change and that starts spreading out, does that mean the rate of pick up in dividend payments and shares -- >> no, we committed to our shareholders 50% of our cash flow we will pay back on them, either in the form of dividends or share buybacks. but i think the key things to take away from davos is we're becoming the innovative leader and many of the concepts appear to be paying out very well for us. >> so what makes more sense for you right now, dividends, increase or a buyback? >> we're going to poll our shareholders. we've committed to giving you 50% back. >> thank you for join onning the program. >> we so appreciate it. >> thank you. now, look, we were going to talk about this but while we've got maria here, derek jeter, right? >> yes. he came to see me at dinner last night. i was talking about when
. i think it's something us as tax paying citizens should not have. >> reporter: the broken window theory which says if less serious crimes are not dealt with the overall crime rate will increase. bratton's opponent seemed most concerned of his stop and frisk policy because they fear it will lead to racial profiling. >> you're bringing in somebody very controversial. >> this particular plan not about bill bratton. it's about partnership. >> reporter: i spoke by phone earlier today to bill bratton's wife and she tells me he is in detroit working on a project similar to the one he will be working on here in oakland and, again, raj and jessica, he will be here in oakland in mid-february. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thank you, monte. look who is back in town. all the talk might be about the niners right now but the men in teal are back on the ice in san jose. the shortened home season will begin tomorrow. boy, not only shark fans but downtown owners, business owners, they really need this. >> reporter: yeah, you know, jessica, the city is really hoping this brings some l
, you remember solyndra, with dead folks getting homebuyer tax credits. chris, what do you make of this? >> this is something we're familiar with in the united states. medicare for example, we've seen a lot of prosecutions over the years of organized crime folk involved in ahead care scam, -- medicare scam, fake claims, that is long-standing it has happened with welfare benefits and other things, one other thing that always makes it more complicated, when you have programs that are administered by bureaucrats and conceived by politicians, those are individuals that can be i think term is gotten to. might be induced to look the other direction, and organized crime does love government programs. neil: the bigger the sums for the program the more ripe they are for this sort of thing? >> you know, in the old country where the cavuto regime is, your family. >> that is lovely. >> not cool. >> look. hey, you know, score one for the mafia, zero for the government, they out smarted government for a while. >> i like how they have veered from liquor to this. >> to wind farms, but they are going to
to take a profit before the higher capital gains taxes can kicked in at the beginning of the year. what's happening today is investors choosing to get out of the stock because competition is becoming more of a factor. there are these quality alternatives going strong these days. i'm talking about the tablet and the smartphone arena. it's getting crowded. what you're seeing is the average price is still around $700. a lot of people are still sweet on apple shares even though it plunged today, wolf. >> steve jobs died about a year and a half ago. what does all of this say about tim cook's tenure as the apple's ceo? >> it says you know what, you're going to get the blame, tim cook. you're the ceo so the buck stops with you. he saw the blowout of the iphone 4s and took the stocks to greater heights. it was around $375 when he took over. the price almost doubled in tim cook's first year in charge. it peaked in september when iphone 5 came out. since then, the shares have been tumbling. for one, wall street and analysts don't have much confidence that he can deliver like steve jobs did, that
the nearly $200,000 facebook will pay in property taxes. >>> california's senator dianne feinstein wants to reinstate a ban on certain firearmses across the country. she will introduce a bill to ban assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. it's co-sponsored by connecticut's democrat in the wake of the sandy hook elementary shooting. it's opposed by the nra. vice president joe biden will continue to discuss gun violence today at 10:45 our time. >>> tough questions for secretary of state hillary clinton on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> this went on for hours yesterday. clinton got angry when a republican senator asked her about allegedly misleading the public. >> with all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make! it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. [ banging desk
, you know, from a corporate perspective, we'd love to see something done on the corporate tax rate here in the u.s. love to keep more jobs here. just got to find a way to solve that problem. >> how does obama care and the health reform affect you as a company? >> well, certainly it provides re people will be covered by prescriptions. that's great news for the entire pharmaceutical space. for our particular company, we don't focus so much on continuous care medicines. we generally focus on women's health, those kind of issues so for us not as great but for other pharmaceutical companies great opportunity. >> we'll let you go. they will be anxious to get you up to the balcony so you can ring the closing bell. your logo is green. why didn't you wear green? >> i wore green for him. >> you're australian? >> yeah, i'm starting to forget it. >> no idea. >> we're about to enjoy the close with 20 minute to go here, and the market is continuing to levitate a bit. >> absolutely. still marching closer and closer to a all-time high. really driving this rally? is it fundamentals or just the fed's eas
the second system will drop through. this is a cool our tax system not a lot of moisture associated with it we could see showers. >> here's a look at futurecast for the possibility for rain as we head into friday in it. i ran for livermore for those of you along the mid peninsula as we set the clock into motion you can see a passing band of rain by 3:00 p.m. starting from the north bay first. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows the potential for showers are route into saturday and sunday. we could also pick up some showers as we start the next work week. >> tuesday and wednesday will be a cold start. the inland lows hovering around the freezing mark. we will be dry as we head into the middle of next week. >> high pressure will start to build and we will have more on that very important extended forecast coming up. >> in the meantime the bridges check the perfect time to leave home if you are heading to the bay bridge. the toll plaza shot looks good you will see a handful of cars. no wait at the pay gates. the time eight to nine minutes at the foot of the maize to frem
gains taxes kicked in this year. other investors are clearly choosing to exit now competition heating up so it's really becoming a huge factor. there are a lot of quality alternatives out there. you look at the tablet and smartphone arena, carol, it's getting crowded but they still sold 48 million iphones and almost 23 million ipads in the latest quarter. apple sold 12.6 million ipods so keep the finger off the panic button, let's not get too crazy just yet. >> that's wall street, isn't it? panic, panic panic, then don't. thanks so much, alison. >>> fighting words from house speaker john boehner he says president obama is out to annihilate the republican party. do you agree? that's our talk back question today. [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ see it on february 3rd. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. y
. and there's the overarching question of taxes and spending and entitlements. where do you put the challenges this session faces in terms of history? is this 1981? is this 2009? how are you feeling about the weight of what you have to deal with? >> well, first let me say there is bipartisan agreement that your book on jefferson is absolutely fantastic. >> all right. >> that's among the leadership as well as the rank and file members of the united states senate. >> i appreciate that. >> people are reading it all over the place. from my standpoint, we're really looking at the greatest threat to our national security is our debt. it has to do with our children and our grandchildren's futures. as i travel wyoming and have telephone town hall meetings, the things that really come up, people are saying i'm not worried for me. i'm worried for my kids and grandk grandkids, and are we still going to have america in the future with this kind of debt? who will we owe our future to? >> senator barrasso, i want to ask you about your piece in this morning's "wall street journal." i can reduce it down for e
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